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Oh the humanity!

Oh noes! Pirate Bay co-founder has his NES taken away in prison


Will there ever be social justice?
Apr 17
// Jed Whitaker
Fredrik Neij, co-founder of the copyright-free zone known as the Pirate Bay, has had his Nintendo Entertainment System taken away by prison officials. The Swedish Prison and Probation Service said the console couldn't be...
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EU FNF: Lifeforce and Tumbleweeds


Dem 80s Bewbs......
Apr 17
// Mike Martin
Welcome to EU FNF! We have another Menage a Toid/Friday Night Frights happening tonight. What is that? It's where a group of Dtoiders gets together and instead of playing games, they watch a silly/scary show/movie togethe...
Brandish Dark Revenant photo
Brandish Dark Revenant

XSEED just released this new PSP RPG in Europe


At long last!
Apr 15
// Kyle MacGregor
Brandish: The Dark Revenant is out now across Europe, XSEED Games announced today. It's been more than half a decade since the classic role-playing game was originally remade on PlayStation Portable, but as I said in my revie...
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ATLUS

NIS announces a bushel of Atlus games for Europe


RPGs and tigers and bears! Oh my!
Apr 14
// Kyle MacGregor
Poor European Atlus fans... They're always so upset. I wish I could brighten their day somehow. Oh, hey, what's this? A press release from NIS... Four Atlus titles coming to Europe? Hot damn! Apparently Shin Megami ...
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Brawl impressions

Brawl, the apology letter for the abhorrent Basement Crawl, is a decent improvement


A fun Bomberman clone with some worrying framerate issues
Apr 14
// Laura Kate Dale
[Disclosure: Before I talk at all about Brawl, it's time for some fun disclosure stuff. I was flown to Poland to visit the development studio and take a look at this game there. The team paid for my flights, a hotel for one n...
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EU FNF: Going Commando


Game with the EU Dtoid Community!
Apr 03
// Mike Martin
Welcome to EU FNF! We have another Menage a Toid/Friday Night Frights happening tonight. What is that? It's where a group of Dtoiders gets together and instead of playing games, they watch a silly/scary show/movie together. ...
Game Prices photo
Game Prices

Goodbye European regional pricing?


Could standardised RRP be coming?
Mar 31
// Laura Kate Dale
Are you a gamer in Germany fed up of not being able to get the same version of a game as other countries in Europe? Perhaps you're a UK gamer fed up that you're being charged more for a game that your French friends for the s...
Blood-born Bloodborne photo
Blood-born Bloodborne

Donate blood in Denmark & your free copy of Bloodborne will be blood-born


Like, born of blood, as in that will be its origin
Mar 20
// Steven Hansen
As usual, Denmark gets the best promotions. PlayStation Denmark is partnering with GivBlod to give you Bloodborne if you give blood. It's part of an effort to increase the amount of male donors. Or you could get another, undi...
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EU FNF: Haggis Tacos


Game with the EU Dtoid Community!
Mar 20
// Mike Martin
Welcome to another round of EU FNF! What an exciting Friday! A couple new hosts have joined in this week, offering up some PS4 and Wii U action! Nice to see some new blood. I'm exited to finally watch Sharknado today as well....
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PS3

Hey Eurotoid, Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters is out now!


It's looking at me, Ray!
Mar 14
// Stephen Turner
As a Brit, I do miss the weirdness that defined the PS2. Play novels, especially, had to make do with the DS. And yes, several years later, I'm still upset about Cing. But fret not, my niche loving console chums! NIS America ...
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EU FNF: Sharknadoes Ahoy!


Game with the EU Dtoid Community!
Mar 13
// Mike Martin
Howdy everyone! How is your Friday treating you? Still Thursday for me and it was an meh day. That's alright though. When I wake up, I get to take part in Menage-A-Toid/Friday Night Frights! Haven't heard of it? Well, allow m...
UNIEL out in Europe photo
UNIEL out in Europe

Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late out today in Europe


Arc System Works and French Bread's fighter completes its world tour
Feb 27
// Kyle MacGregor
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is now available at retailers across Europe, NIS America tells us. The PS3 fighter will see a digital release next week, starting March 4. For more information about Under Night In-Birth you can...
EU FNF photo
EU FNF

EU FNF: The Re-Birthening...ening...ing.


Euro-style Friday Night Fights
Feb 20
// Mike Martin
Welcome to the reboot of EU FNF! It's been a long time and is well overdue. That pic above is apparently from Norway and damn, am I jealous. Moving on from gorgeous scenery... One of the most common complaints about FNF that ...
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Nintendo TVii

Nintendo reneges on plans to bring TVii to Europe


»\_(ツ)_/»
Feb 15
// Kyle MacGregor
Nintendo has cancelled plans to launch its Wii U TVii service across Europe. "Due to the extremely complex nature of localising multiple television services across a diverse range of countries with varied licensing systems, r...
Limited edition New 3DS photo
Limited edition New 3DS

Nintendo offering limited edition New 3DS to Club Nintendo members


Seeking the willing to spread the word
Jan 06
// Conrad Zimmerman
Some Nintendo fans in Europe woke up to a surprise this morning, an opportunity for a limited "Ambassador" edition of the New 3DS handheld. The limited edition hardware bundles in an exclusive front cover plate, a pair of Sup...
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GameCube adapter

Nintendo: Wii U GameCube adapter 'has not been discontinued'


Well, 'by Nintendo of Europe,' at least, and hopefully not by Nintendo of America
Dec 09
// Steven Hansen
The Wii U GameCube controller adapter has been hard to get hold of, with the last remnant orders seemingly being cancelled by online retailers. However,  Nintendo of Europe gave a statement to Nintendo Life assuring...
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#NintendoDay

PokÚmon ORAS, amiibo, Smash Bros. out in Europe


Welp
Nov 28
// Kyle MacGregor
Today is a good day, European Nintendo fans. Or maybe a not so great one for your wallet. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and the first dozen amiibo figures all arrive in Europe star...
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60,000 sold

Vanishing of Ethan Carter sales on pace with Gone Home


Though that comparison is a bit disingenuous amidst some otherwise cool straight talk
Nov 03
// Steven Hansen
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which Alasdair quite liked in his review, has sold 60,000 units in its first month. Not a lot compared to usual sales stories that make headlines, like, "Rust sells a million in its first month...
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Early Smash Bros.

Europe and Australia won't have to wait quite so long for Smash Bros. Wii U


New Zealand, too
Oct 31
// Jordan Devore
Nintendo has moved up the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U by one week in certain regions. While we're still set for November 21 here in the States, the game is now launching in Europe on November 28 and in Australia an...
SMT IV Europe! photo
SMT IV Europe!

At long last, Shin Megami Tensei IV is out in Europe!


Oct 30
// Kyle MacGregor
Good lord, did Atlus take its sweet time, but Shin Megami Tensei IV is finally out in Europe. Also, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Better late than never! The role-playing game is available for &eur...
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Shovel Knight

The EU/AU regions are getting a Shovel Knight 3DS theme


As an apology for the delay
Oct 28
// Chris Carter
Shovel Knight came, saw, and conquered in a few territories. I've even see a few people say that it's their game of the year, which is awesome. But some regions haven't gotten the game yet, and as a result, Yacht Club Games i...
Persona 4 Ultimax Europe photo
Persona 4 Ultimax Europe

Persona 4 Ultimax arrives in Europe November 21


Every fight's great at your Junes
Oct 21
// Kyle MacGregor
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax launches in Europe on November 21, Sega announced today. The fighting game arrived in North America late last month, and was met with near-universal acclaim. With good reason! Atlus and Arc System Works have crafted yet another marvelous experience that should indulge devout Persona fans and fighting game enthusiasts alike. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax dated for Europe [CVG]
SMT IV photo
SMT IV

Shin Megami Tensei IV hits Europe on October 30


HNNNNNNNNG
Oct 17
// Kyle MacGregor
It's happening. It's finally happening. The long wait is nearly over. Shin Megami Tensei IV is coming to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand on October 30, Atlus announced today. Wow! That's a lot of p...
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Square Enix trademarks 'Masters of the Masks' in Europe


Hopefully a new IP
Oct 15
// Dale North
Masters of the Masks, eh? This trademark by Square Enix Europe is for a game, of course. But that's all we know. That's how it usually goes with these trademark things.  Any guesses? Something brand new, you think? Square Enix files trademark for 'Masters of the Masks' in Europe [AGB]
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It looks like Sony will be launching an official eSports league


Starting in Spain, with other countries soon
Oct 15
// Dale North
Spanish site Gamereactor has details on what looks to be an official PlayStation League for eSports on the PS4. The PlayStation Official League initiative was created in Spain, with other countries following. The report says ...
Shovel Knight's Eurotrip photo
Shovel Knight's Eurotrip

Shovel Knight heads to Europe and Australia in November


At long last!
Oct 14
// Kyle MacGregor
Shovel Knight is finally coming to Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in Europe and Australia next month, Yacht Club Games announced today. In the meantime, backers should waltz on over to the Humble Store and redeem their "Nin...
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Mevius Final Fantasy trademark filed in Europe


Gotta light?
Oct 06
// Dale North
The sharp eyes of NeoGAF have found a European Square Enix trademark for "Mevius Final Fantasy." The trademark covers games and merchandise, so this is probably some kind of videogame. I have no idea what a Mevius is, but I w...
Rune Factory 4 Europe photo
Rune Factory 4 Europe

Rune Factory 4 is finally coming to Europe


XSEED publishing 3DS RPG as a digital-only title
Oct 03
// Kyle MacGregor
It seems Rune Factory 4's trip across the pond was postponed more so than cancelled, and the role-playing game will be turning up on European shores fairly soon. Speaking with Siliconera, XSEED vice president Ken Be...

Review: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Oct 01 // Alasdair Duncan
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (PC)Developer: The AstronautsPublisher: The AstronautsMRSP: $19.99/£14.99Release: September 25, 2014 First up, let's talk about the visuals; The Vanishing of Ethan Carter has some of the most sumptuous scenery I've ever seen in a videogame. The trees, rivers, valleys, and mountain summit look absolutely amazing and this impressive imagery truly helps set the scene. On the other end, unfortunately, the character models aren't up to scratch -- especially some of their facial animations. However, there's only a handful of characters in the game and their appearances are limited. Vanishing is really about mood, atmosphere, and the mystery behind what has torn a seemingly normal family apart. Players take control of the fantastically named Paul Prospero, a detective with ties to the world of the occult. He's arrived in Red Valley to find a young boy, the titular Ethan Carter, whom he has been corresponding with. Ethan has the same rare psychic gift Paul does, an ability to see into some sort of nether realm, but now that gift has gotten Ethan and his family into danger. [embed]281993:55825:0[/embed] An ancient evil force drawn to Ethan's powers has awoken and set his family against their own flesh and blood. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter has its influences in The Shining, Sixth Sense, and Alan Wake but manages to not be just a pastiche of all of them. Ethan has a love for writing stories and his fiction is bleeding into the real world in interesting ways.  The crux of gameplay involves solving various murders strewn about the valley. Paul has to use his psychic powers to locate clues, recreate the murder scene, and identify the chain of events that led up to the crime itself. It's rare when a game asks you to do some actual deduction and there's very little hand holding outside of some audio cues and Paul's psychic ability to narrow down the location of clues and vital objects. Still, once you solve the first crime, the method of completing the remaining cases is pretty much the same: find all of the clues, recreate the events of the murder. What's interesting is that you can solve these cases out of sequence and in fact it's easy to solve the murder of a person that you'll see implicated later on in the game. You'll have to figure out each crime -- as well as Ethan's various story scenarios -- to progress to the end. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is quiet and contemplative game. Indeed, there's long stretches where you'll hear nothing but the beautiful, haunting orchestral score and Paul's occasional musings. It's rare to play a game that's this quiet and determined to let you take it at its own pace. Thankfully, there is a run button that comes in real handy later on in the game if you've missed solving something back at the beginning of the valley. Each crime takes place in a contained area, so you don't need to do much backtracking, although the final location takes place in the furthest corner of the playing area and you'll have to return there if you have missed something. Gamepad support works just fine and there's no disadvantage to using a controller over a keyboard and mouse. The only real blemish is a patchy underground area. Despite featuring a chilling murder and an impressive moment torn from one of Ethan's stories, it's also home to a frustrating, insta-fail stealth sequence. Even as a fan of stealth games, a sequence like this feels out of place here. It provides some initial scares but becomes frustrating and something that unfortunately needs repeated over and over again. While some will find the pace far too slow for their liking or the crime-scene puzzles too simplistic, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter holds up well. Having the story told almost out of sequence makes it even more chilling as you see people slowly turn on each other. The melancholy tale is matched with some wonderful visions to make a game that really sticks in the mind.
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A haunting mystery from former Bulletstorm devs
Perhaps the biggest surprise about The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is that the developers behind the game were members of People Can Fly, the studio responsible for Bulletstorm; the idea that some of the people who came up with...

Persona 4 Ultimax Europe photo
Persona 4 Ultimax Europe

Sega to publish Persona 4 Ultimax in Europe


The fighting game travels across the pond this November
Sep 19
// Kyle MacGregor
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is coming to Europe this November, courtesy of Sega. The fighter's release will mark the first occasion Sega acts as a distributor for Atlus since the publisher acquired the Shin Megami Tensei&nbs...

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